CNVP’s activities cover project implementation, attendance at workshops and conferences, as well as development of networking opportunities. Recent newsworthy events are summarised below. Please forward suggested items to be included on the News page to Anela Stavrevska (

18 Aug

Forest fires and the role of local forest services

A workshop (and field visit to a recently burned area) was held in Shkoder on 28 July 2017 to discuss the role of local forest services in dealing with forest fires

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04 Aug

Potential forestry measure In Montenegro

CNVP, the Union of Private Forest Owners’ Associations, the Forest Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held two field workshops for 40 participants in Northern Montenegro on 21 and 27 July 2017

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13 Jul

Improving wood industry, private forest owner association and forest administration cooperation

CNVP organised a cross-border meeting on 30 June 2017 in Shkoder between Albanian and Montenegran representatives of wood processing companies, private forest owners’ assotiations (PFOAs) and forestry administrations

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11 Jul

Strengthening NAPFO and APFO in Kosovo

Improvement to Kosovo’s National Association of Private Forest Owners (NAPFO) and local Associations of Private Forest Owners (APFOs) is important for private forestry sector development.

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07 Jul

Working together to mitigate climate change in Albania and Kosovo

Outgoing CNVP Supervisory Board member, Michel Farkas, his replacement, Thijs Van Buuren, and CNVP’s Executive Director, Ross Bull, recently visited Albania and Kosovo to observe field conditions where CNVP is currently working. Logistical support was provided by CNVP staff from the Kukes, Peje and Pristina offices

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30 Jun

Celebrating International Cooperative Day

"Cooperatives ensure that no one is left behind" is this year’s slogan for the International Day of Cooperatives. This annual celebration takes place on the first Saturday in July.

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28 Jun

Study visit to Bulgaria

During 19-22 June 2017, CNVP organised a study visit to Bulgaria

The visit was organized as an activity under the four year Strengthening Sustainable Private and Decentralised Forestry project, funded by Swedish Sida.

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28 Jun

Do we need more female leaders?

particularly in Kosovo’s forestry sector? CNVP is certain that we do!

Training was organized by CNVP in Pristina on 30.05. 2017 for male and female members of Kosovo’s associations of private forest owners.

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19 Jun

Jointly improving rural development policies

National Rural Parliament as the Voice of Rural Citizens is a 30 month project funded by the European Union. It is being implemented by three partner organizations in Macedonia: Connecting Natural Values & People, Network for Rural Development, and the Action for Rural Development.

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